Breast Implant Incision Types

Breast Implant Incision Types

Another thing to consider with your breast augmentation surgery is the incision site. Dr. Smith prefers to place the implants through three of four areas on your body. The incision usually are about 1-2 inches long, allowing him the ability to place your desired implants. They can be placed thru your armpit, through the colored part of the areola (periareolar incision) or in the crease underneath the breast, called the inframammary incision. The fourth one is called the transumbilical incision, which is the method of placing the implant through the belly button incision, then filling it with fluid. Dr. Smith almost never does this procedure because most implants women choose are silicone gel. It’s a much nicer, softer implant that allows you more options for your breast augmentation, however it cannot be placed through the belly button incision. Dr. Smith will further explain the advantages and disadvantages during your consultation. Many surgeons can only place the implants through one incision, so by choosing Dr. Smith you’ve allowed yourself the flexibility of choosing the incision that best suits your goals. He’s highly skilled in breast augmentation and is able to place the implant through any of the three incision site choices.

the periareolar and inframammary incisions are only seen when you are topless

Periareolar Incision

The periareolar incision is an incision that is made in the colored part of the areolar, underneath the nipple. The advantage of this incision is that the scar hides very well. If you have dark pigmented skin, there’s a chance you may form a dark scar. The dark scars hide in the dark areola very well and can be completely invisible. Another advantage of this incision is that sometimes we can get a little more lift if you have very droopy breasts. The main disadvantage of this incision is the slightly higher chance of changing nipple feeling. Whenever we place a breast implant, there is a chance that nipple feeling can change through any of the three incisions. However, when we go through the periareolar incision, the risk is slightly higher. Also, if you have a very small areola, it may not be possible to place large breast implants through the small areola.

Inframammary Incision

The inframmary incision is the incision that is in the crease underneath the breast. You may choose this incision because it hides very well. The advantage of this incision is that when you’re upright, the incision is not seen because your breast will cover over the incision.You’ll typically recover the quickest of any of the three incisions, and have a lower chance of changing nipple feeling than the periareolar incision. Your main disadvantage of this incision is that the scar can sometimes be seen when you lay flat on your back, lifting your breast.

Transaxillary Incision

If you’re looking to avoid having any scars on your breasts, the armpit incision has that advantage. However, there are several disadvantages to this incision. The main disadvantage is that this incision has the most painful recover and you’ll usually need about twice as long before you can return to work. The other disadvantage is that is more of a public incision, meaning the armpit incision is a little more noticeable in public. It can be seen in regular bathing suit, tank top or strapless dress, when you lift your arm and expose your armpit. However, the incision is in your armpit and may feel that people don’t really look at your armpits. Another disadvantage is that there is a small risk of losing feeling in the armpit area, which does not exist with the other incision sites. If you’re really concerned about the incision not being on your breasts, then you should choose the transaxillary (armpit) incision.

The advantages, and disadvantage, of each incision will be discussed by Dr. Smith during your consultation. Most incisions get a little darker, for about six months, then narrow and fade for about two to three years. If you take good care of your incisions, utilizing special scar gel, scar tape, and assorted scar lasers that we have at our medical spa, most incisions will become invisible. And the choice of the incision is less important than you think

If you have any more questions about breast implant incision types, please call 702.838.3755 so we can answer your questions, or schedule your consultation. You can also fill out the form to the right and one of our Patient Coordinators will call you as soon as possible..

Breast Augmentation (Breast enlargement)

Breast Augmentation (Breast enlargement)

Breast Augmentation, also called Augmentation Mammaplasty, or Breast Implant Surgery if using an implantation device. Which is the surgical procedure to enlarge a woman’s breast using breast implants. In Las Vegas, breast implants are the most common plastic surgery procedure, which is performed by Dr. Lane Smith. Breast Implants are also generally associated as a one of highest satisfaction rates of all cosmetic surgery procedures.

By far the most common way is to place silicone or saline breast implants. However, fat can be transferred from other areas, such as the waist or abdomen, to the breasts for breast enlargement or breast augmentation. Since fat is the patient’s own “natural” tissue, fat transfer to the breast has been termed “Natural Breast Augmentation” or “Natural Breast Implantation”.

Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation

Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation

To fully understand the difference between breast implantation with silicone breast implants and breast augmentation with fat transfer to the breasts, it is important to read the section on breast implantation. There are many ways to augment or enlarge the breasts. By far the most common way is to place silicone or saline breast implants (breast implantation, breast augmentation). However, fat can be transferred from other areas, such as the waist or abdomen, to the breasts for breast enlargement or breast augmentation. Since fat is the patient’s own “natural” tissue, fat transfer to the breast has been termed “Natural Breast Augmentation” or “Natural Breast Implantation”.

Breast Implant Medical Device

Breast Implant Medical Device

Many women in Las Vegas forgo breast augmentation surgery, choosing the breast implant method. At Smith Plastic Surgery, we offer a few options, including breast implants and fat transfer. Though wikipedia whimsically notes “boob jobs”, as a breast implant is a prosthesis used to change the size, shape, and contour of a woman’s breast. These Medical devices are implanted under the breast tissue or under the chest muscle to increase breast size (augmentation) or to rebuild breast tissue after mastectomy or other damage to the breast (reconstruction). Dr. Lane Smith did a fellowship at the world-famous Mayo Clinic, doing Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. There he was fortunate to work with some of the great pioneers of plastic and reconstructive surgery, including some of the pioneers in reconstructive breast surgery.

At Smith Plastic Surgery, Dr. Lane Smith meets with you, personally, to explain further. During your consultation, he’ll also discuss options available to you, helping you decide what works best for you and your lifestyle. If you wish to learn more about the breast implant medical device. before your visit, please visit the FDA website.

Benefits of Breast Augmentation

A woman’s breasts has become an important symbol of femininity and beauty in Las Vegas. It is one of the key features that distinguishes male from female, and as such it is given significant importance. Because of the importance placed on breasts, a woman who does not develop breasts or who develops very small breasts often feels inferior or disadvantaged. She may have difficulty finding clothes that fit or feel embarrassed to wear a swimsuit. Often self-esteem suffers. Sometimes a woman develops one large breast and another small one. This can be a great source of psychological trauma to the woman and a woman may even feel “deformed” or “abnormal.” It is nice to know that for those who desire to have larger or more symmetrical breasts there is a way to accomplish this. After surgery patients typically feel more feminine and more attractive. Clothes fit better and frequently self-esteem increases. Often patients feel it is the very best investment they ever made.

What Breast Implants Can and Can’t Accomplish

Breast implants are used to increase breast size. Sometimes by placing a larger implant on one side, we can help even out breast size and volume. This will help correct asymmetries in terms of size. However, implants will not correct other asymmetries other then breast volume. They will not correct an inverted nipple, a large areola, or drooping breasts. . If the nipple position is different between the two breasts they will not correct this problem. There are techniques to correct this, but not by using breast implants alone. In short breast implants are used to increase volume and that is their main purpose.

Breast Implants Do Not Lift the Breasts

Breast implants do not lift the breasts more than ¾ of an inch. This means breast implants will not lift drooping breasts. If the breasts are drooping they will need some type of a breast lift. Breast implants can fill a deflated breast after pregnancy, but they will not lift the breasts if they are drooping more than an inch.

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